ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Garrett Gabriel breaks passing record

On this date in 1990, Garrett Gabriel threw three touchdown passes in the driving rain and Hawaii beat Wyoming 38-17 in front of a small crowd of 19,122.

Gabriel’s three touchdown passes raised his season total to 21 and broke the school record of 19 set by Larry Arnold in 1968. Gabriel extended the record to 25 by the end of his senior season, but it wouldn’t even be top 10 on the school’s list now.

By the time he graduated, Gabriel held UH records in single season (2,752) and career passing yards (5,361).

Gabriel’s son, Dillon, had 29 touchdown passes in his freshman season at Central Florida and needed only 19 games to beat the old man’s career mark of 47 in 60 games.


Hawaii linebacker Mark Odom also broke a record, eclipsing Al Noga‘s career mark with his 34th sack.


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